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Community Call Scheme Update: Close To One Hundred Calls Made

25 April 2020

Earlier this month we unveiled a new scheme through the Community Sports Trust, whereby those who are struggling with the limitations of social distancing can receive a call from us to make sure that they are well and break up the monotony that most of us are experiencing at present.

We have now made close to one hundred calls and helped to raise the spirits of many people who are most affected by the current restrictions.

Head Coach Mark Kennedy was eager to volunteer his time to the CST initiative and we have also enlisted the services of some former Silkmen players in this.

Amongst these are Steve Burr and Phil Power - who were both eager to help support the Silkmen faithful during this uncertain time.

The calls that we have made are helping people across the generations and what is clear is that just like Coronavirus itself, the impact of social distancing is non-discriminatory.

Anxiety, loneliness and depression can affect anyone and this is proven beyond any doubt when we look at the demographics of those reaching out to us.

These are uncharted times and we will do everything that we can to help support those who support us - as well as the wider community in general.

Our Community Call Service is open to anyone who is struggling with the impact of social distancing for whatever reason.

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most effective and if we can help just one person get through these unprecedented times then we will do.
Whether it's to reminisce about days gone by, to talk about football in general or to talk about anything which may be playing on your mind.
Essentially, it is an invitation to do what we do best and that is to stand together, supporting each other and our community when times are hard.

Clearly the number of people who will take this up is still a little bit unpredictable and as such, we will initially prioritise those who are vulnerable and season ticket holders first.
That said, we will endeavour to respond to all requests as quickly as we possibly can.
If you know someone who would benefit from this, then please do email us at and we will do our absolute best to facilitate this.
Because when you can't do what you do, you do what you can.

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